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Moon phase on 13 May 2048 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | May 2048

New Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 12 May 2048 at 20:58 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1898".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2048 after 14 days on 27 May 2048 at 18:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 21 May 2048 at 00:16
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 May 2048 at 18:57
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 3 June 2048 at 12:05
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 11 June 2048 at 12:50

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 598 / 1551

At 20:58 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 598 of Meeus index or 1551 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.66 days

29 days, 15 hours and 52 minutes is the length of new lunation 598. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2048. It is 38 minutes longer than next lunation 599 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠163°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠163°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠186.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

13 days after point of perigee on 29 April 2048 at 14:29 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 May 2048 at 17:19 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 405 033 km

Moon is 405 033 km (251 676 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 299 km (252 462 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 1 May 2048 at 18:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 May 2048 at 20:07 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 1 May 2048 at 02:39 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.803°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.751° in the next northern standstill on 15 May 2048 at 00:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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